An English anthropologist (Christopher Lee) has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one.
Considering Peter Cushing was going to back out of this movie, it shows the great teaming up once again with his old sparring partner Christopher Lee ( who's name is mis spelt on the titles of the movie).
You can see how much fun the two had in one of their better " non hammer" collaborations.With out over acting or pushing their fun banter too far.
Great set's, acting and costumes and a great premise.The creature can move from person to person no one is safe, is anyone who they claim to be, and no escape from a moving train.
Highly recommended for Cushing and Lee fans, who want to see, them as other than just Van Helsing and Dracula,
November 9, 2012 Subject:
Saw this on Saturday afternoon horror show back in the day. Uhf before cable channel 20 alan park- detroit michigan. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing
just awesome. Good effects ; great cast and a original storyline
November 5, 2012 Subject:
I give it a B+. High production value. Beautiful costumes and sets. Solid acting, direction, story line and acting. Pretty good special effects for it's time; simple and to the point. Good creepy, clastrophobic atmosphere. A somewhat advanced story for it's time. Exibits some of that original Alien and Predator creepiness. The box car scenes reminds me A LOT of the subway train scene in Predator II where the Predator goes on his big rampage. An enjoyable download. experience.
June 26, 2012 Subject:
What I found most adorable
The monk, a Richard Lewis look alike was Russian. Every time he was referred to, the word 'Mad' was used.
The little Assistant looked exactly like Madam Blavatsky.
SPOILER ALERT: When the monster, who stole everyone's mind looked at the priest and said "You don't have any thing in there"
September 4, 2011 Subject:
A kitsch horror classic
This film scared me to death the first time I saw it when I was about 11 or 12 and it's still creely, suspenseful fun.
Let's face it. When you have a horror film featuring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee cooped up in a train going across eastern Europe, you know it's going to be good, but throw in Telly Savalas strutting around being, well, Telly Savalas (I halfway expected him to whip out a Tootsie Pop and go 'Who loves ya, baby?), and you know it's got to be great.
The story is inventive, the pacing is quick, but not to the point of feeling rushed, and visually it appears much more lavish than the low budget flick it really was.